Ann Thompson
P.O. Box 307
Biddeford Pool, ME 04006

Work and Teaching Experience


 May  2015-present             Art Room Coordinator-Ferry Beach Park  Association, Saco  (seasonal)

Ongoing  as                       Teaching Artist -workshops in metal arts and general art making as contracted                          Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster (juried)

Open Bench Project
9/21 – 10/26,2016               Six week basic metalsmithing “Metals for Minors” (ages 8 -11)


Jan.   2014-
May 2016             Southern Maine Community College – Adjunct Faculty for Jewelry &

Fall & Winter      Open Bench Project, Portland, ME.
 2015-2016           Three community workshops in metalworking, "Metals for Minors"
                            six week homeschool class

Summer 2015      Ferry Beach Park Association, Art Room Coordinator

Fall & Winter
2012 – 2014         Biddeford High School, Alternative Pathways Center
                                        Art Instructor

Summer 2014      Learningworks -5 week summer program, Ed Tech II / Art Specialist
Spring 2014          Gorham Arts Alliance – 4 weeks, Calder Circus workshop
Fall 2013             Home School Resource Center, Freeport. Me.
                           Students age 7 – 12, workshops
                                              Joseph Cornell box project, Calder Circus
                           Firehouse Arts, Yarmouth
                           Students 8 - 13
                                        Kinetic Arts, Mixed Media  & Metal Arts workshops
Summer 2013      Learningworks – 5 week summer program. Ed Tech II/Art Specialist
Spring 2013         Homeschool Resource Center, Freeport, Maine
                                    Facilitated a woven bike wheel installation for the Freeport library,
                                     Pewter casting

Fall & Winter
2012 – 2013           Firehouse Arts – Workshop “Kinetic Toy & Design” with Middle School
                             students                                                                                                                                                                                                             ,                            Pewter casting – Family workshop
                             April vacation camp – Metal Arts

2012 – 2013         Portland Pottery – adult jewelry instructor

2012, spring          Visual Art Residency, Biddeford Intermediate School
2 week residency with three hundred 4th &  5th graders resulting in a permanent  installation and 70 weavings including eight  that were kinetic.

2012                       River Tree Arts – 3D art instructor
                                                        Calder Circus, Bike Part Art, Parade School
                                                        Beachwood Park Installation, Kennebunkport
2011                        Portland Pottery , Adult Jewelry instructor and
                                                           Private students
2010,                      Fiddlehead Center for the Arts- Scarborough
September-             Teacher for after school arts program. Taught
 June                       Kinetic Art &  3D classes for children,   k-2 & 3-5
                                “On call” substitute

2009  March –                                                                                        
January  2011         Studio artist and artist member of “9 Hands Gallery”, Portland, Maine                                                      Self-employed       metalsmith creating pewter & silver tableware
2009, May            Created and facilitated  “Bike Part Art” at the Biddeford
Community Bicycle Center; a community art workshop for kids(10-17 )   using recycled bicycle parts for art making. 

2008 , November -  Direct Support Professional – Creative Work Systems, Saco, Maine
2009 , March                             
2006 , November-  Art Specialist- Creative Work Systems, Saco, Maine
     Created and facilitated art experiences for adults with multiple     

2005, January-
2006 , June             Assistant to the Director, The Studio at the Creative Resource Center,                                                                                 Portland, Maine

Duties included : curriculum development; studio monitoring; Co-teaching an 18 week after school art program funded by the Maine  Community Foundation; planned and taught several outreach classes to an after school program in Biddeford.

Residencies funded by VSA Arts of Maine

2005 –October- –  The Real School, Windham , Me - artist residency making metal       November               birdhouses in copper and aluminum.

2005-April - June    Saco Transition Program - artist residency in metal arts & pewter 

2012                             Biddeford Intermediate School – Hallway bike weavings created during
                                     Spring residency now permanently installed

2012                             Beachwood Park, Kennebunkport -Three woven bike wheels created                                                  as a project of the “Teen Extreme” Summer program,
          Kennebunkport Park and Rec

2013                              Freeport Library Installation (temporary) of seven woven bicycle 
                                                wheels  created by students from the Home School Resource Center
Camps & Workshops

2013, February                         Family Workshop. Firehouse Arts,Yarmouth, Me
                                                   Cast pewter hearts

2011, summer                                   Portland Pottery summer camp “Girlie Metals” , co -taught
                                                    metal /clay week for girls, 10-12
                                                    Portland Pottery “Metalsmithing”, one week session, children
8 -12
2010, August , 8/23-8/27         Metalsmithing camp instructor, Portland Pottery
                                                one week camp for 16 children , ages 7 - 12

2005 -Summer -                      Waynflete Summer Arts,   Mixed media teacher (ages 5 – 12)
                                                    Portland, Maine


2004, summer                                  Waynflete Summer Arts – Metal arts teacher (5 - 12)

2004, Jan.-June                       Mad Science of Maine & New Hampshire
                                                      After school program, grades K – 6

2003 -2004                             Northern York County YMCA
                                                   Assistant Teacher- 21st Century Community Learning Center
                                                     After school program K – 5

2003 - May & June                Long term substitute art teacher, Biddeford Middle School
Art teacher for 140 middle school children including an   Enrichment  and a Special Ed class.
2003, Jan. - April,  
                                                  Sanctuary Arts - Substitute Instructor, Beginning Jewelry- making (adults)
                                          Copper Sheet metal forming (adults)

                                                 Taught  jewelry making to adults through the League of New Hampshire                                Craftsmen shops in Exeter & Hanover, New Hampshire.


Direct Support Professional – State of Maine mandated training to work      with individuals with disabilities

Ed Tech II – Maine State Department of Education  (fingerprinted) valid until 2019

Community Art Activity

2016      Museums of Old York, “Harvestfest” , pewter casting demo
2016    “Steam Halloween” activities at the Libby Library, Old Orchard Beach
2016    “Maker Day”, Portland Public Library

2014   Family Workshops, Learningworks –4 sessions- planned and facilitated artmaking for
            evening events -40 to 70 individuals of all ages.

               UNE Brain Awareness week  Spring 2013 Symposium “Your Brain on Art”
            “Knit a Neuron”, Engine Gallery, Biddeford

2013     Dover Mini Maker Faire, N.H. Children's Museum, Dover N.H.

2012 -
2014     Museum L/A,  MiniMaker Faire, Bates Mill Museum, Lewiston, Me
              Participated as “Bike Part Art”

2012     Brunswick Family Festival – Art/Science Theme, Brunswick, Maine
             Represented the "Maine Reef"

2012     Co-coordinator, “The Maine Reef” crocheted coral reef project for the Fryeburg Fair
             Received an award from the Maine Agricultural Fair Association
2012    May Day Parade Workshop- Children 6 - 12,  River Tree Arts, Kennebunk

 Community Service and Volunteer Activities

Friends of Aomori– Board Member for Arts & Culture
      Supports fundraising for High School student exchanges between Maine & Japan
Supports delegations  in collaboration with MASSAC (Maine Aomori Sister State     Advisory Council and the MAPS Printmaking Exchange
Saco Bay Gardeners-  member
            advocate for youth gardening programs
Ex Officio Board Member,-19th Century Willowbrook Village
Ex officio member ,UNE Coalition for Creative Culture,  2010 -2013
              Assisted in planning art/science & arts/healing activities as a community

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